“Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

On November 10-12, 17, and 19, Tri-Cities Opera will stage Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo.  The performance features the voices of Scott Purcell, Tascha Anderson, Frederick Schlick, and Stacey Geyer, and the TCO debut of conductor Joshua Horsch. America’s longest held prisoner of war returns to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him. Glory… Read More “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo at Tri-Cities Opera

Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

On November 6 and 9, Houston Grand Opera presents Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied, as part of the Veterans Songbook Project. Opera attendees can donate a ticket to allow a Houston Veteran to attend the performance for free. Based on the book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied takes place during the Vietnam War and tells the true story of Colonel… Read More Houston Grand Opera performs “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo

“…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Daron Hagen (b. 1961) was recognized in 2014 by the American… Read More “…[entails] learning all the jobs of the gifted people who will spray Febreeze on your work if you fail.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Daron Hagen

“…give the audience enough red-meat moments that they can’t look away…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Tom Cipullo

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Hailed by the American Academy of Art & Letters for… Read More “…give the audience enough red-meat moments that they can’t look away…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Tom Cipullo

“Opera is the best way to tell a musical story…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Elena Ruehr

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Elena Ruehr says of her music “the idea is that the… Read More “Opera is the best way to tell a musical story…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Elena Ruehr

“…you need to leave room for other dimensions of sound.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Mason

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. David Mason is an award-winning poet and novelist. His poetry, prose,… Read More “…you need to leave room for other dimensions of sound.” Celebrating National Opera Week with David Mason

“Make the opera attractive enough that somebody wants to do it again…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Michael Ching

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. E. C. Schirmer publishes Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost which will… Read More “Make the opera attractive enough that somebody wants to do it again…” Celebrating National Opera Week with Michael Ching

“…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. An internationally recognized director of opera and theater, Francesca Zambello’s American… Read More “…the music, libretto, themes, and ideas relate to the world we live in today so powerfully.” A conversation with Francesca Zambello – The Crucible

“Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Conrad Susa (1935-2013) was resident composer for the Old Globe Theatre… Read More “Writing an opera is like sewing a quilt and building a monument at the same time.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Conrad Susa

“…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs

In honor of National Opera Week (Oct. 27 – Nov. 5), E. C. Schirmer explores the creative process behind writing and producing new opera. Join us as we commemorate the creativity, diligence, and hard work of the composers, librettists, and producers who bring those operas to life. Cerise Lim Jacobs has earned a place as one of… Read More “…words are the structure which shape the music.” Celebrating National Opera Week with Cerise Lim Jacobs